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Marvel Ultimate Alliance (Wii)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.6
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 4.4


The Press Says

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91
PGNx Media
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance successfully integrates Marvel’s cast of characters with Vicarious Visions’ established gameplay engine. The game includes tons of gameplay, a plethora of Marvel characters, a great presentation, and successfully balances the action and RPG elements, while letting players choose just how much they want to micromanage. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance has something for everyone: Marvel fans, those looking for an easygoing blast-a-thon, and even more RPG-centric action RPG fans. The game works very well on the Wii and provides a good display of the system’s controls.
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Lawrence
Viewed with a top-down perspective, MUA looks pretty muddy and pixilated on the Wii. I’m no graphics whore by any means, but sometimes the game looks downright ugly compared to the 360 version. Despite this, everything is well-designed, and there is a huge variety in environments. You’ll travel to circuses, rooftops, outer space, and a castle in your quest to topple Dr. Doom.
84
GameZone
The Wii control scheme fits this game very well, and when coupled with a good story and incredible cast, the result is a game that is very entertaining. If you are a Marvel fan, you will want this game. If you are a fan of the type of games like X-Men: Legends, or Gauntlet, you will want this game. If you are a fan of entertaining, team-based games, you will likely want this game. It is a lot of fun and is appropriate for younger and older players and will provide a lot of entertainment.
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Gamer 2.0
Marvel Ultimate Alliance is certainly worth picking up. With an adequate campaign and more playable comic book characters than you can shake a stick at, plus bonus side missions for all of them, you’re definitely getting more than what you paid for. Along with well-executed team play and a campy-yet-passable story, you’ll really feel like you and your friends have control of all your favorite heroes.
80
4Players.de
Dass sich trotz aller Vorzüge und der an sich vorbildlichen Umsetzung die Wii-Variante als letztlich schwächster, aber immer noch empfehlenswerter Vertreter der Ultimate Alliance-Familie präsentiert, ist weniger der eher durchschnittlichen Kulisse zuzuschreiben, sondern in erster Linie dem fehlenden Online-Modus. Spieler, die Wii als Primär-System nutzen, haben die Gewissheit, dass es noch Entwickler gibt, die sich zumindest bemühen, ein neues Spielgefühl entstehen zu lassen. Zocker, die mit Wolverine, Spider-Man & Co. bereits auf einem anderen System durch das Marvel-Universum gezogen sind, werden allerdings angesichts der Optik und des wilden Gefuchtels nur müde lächeln...
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UOL Jogos
"Marvel Ultimate Alliance" tem as mesmas qualidades da série "X-Men Legends" e quem já passou pelos antecessores deve amar o novo game de cara. Mesmo quem não suporta a parte RPG desses títulos pode se divertir, pois o jogo cuida automaticamente do desenvolvimento dos personagens, se assim quiser o usuário. Com uma extensa lista de heróis e vilões, e um conteúdo extenso, é um jogo que valoriza o investimento. Melhor ainda se você for fãs dos quadrinhos.
80
The Next Level
Control complaints aside, though, Alliance is an undoubtedly a triumph in most ways. The immense stable of heroes and villains, stylish environments, depth of customization, and superb storyline will keep you entertained for a long time; there is easily 20 hours of dungeon crawling going on here. Do everyone a favor, though, and be sure that your forearms are up to the task.
80
GotNext
Control complaints aside, though, Alliance is an undoubtedly a triumph in most ways. The immense stable of heroes and villains, stylish environments, depth of customization, and superb storyline will keep you entertained for a long time; there is easily 20 hours of dungeon crawling going on here. Do everyone a favor, though, and be sure that your forearms are up to the task.
80
GameSpy
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance was a very good game on other systems, and it's still plenty of fun on the Nintendo Wii. It's a satisfyingly lengthy game, with loads of missions to complete and a huge assortment of comic book-inspired side missions to bring you a little more insight into the backgrounds of the game's leading characters. Be aware that you'll encounter a few glitches and snags along the way, like the occasional frame-rate hitch, some awkward jumping animations, and there's also a very confusing character progression interface that makes it way too easy to accidentally sell off a valuable trinket. Despite its flaws, gamers will have plenty of fun playing Marvel: Ultimate Alliance on the Wii. Most importantly, you won't miss your clunky old gamepad and can just concentrate on having fun.
77
N-Zone
Manierlich gelungen ist auch die 3D-Grafik, die sich in einer Iso-Perspektive präsentiert. Seinen Reiz zieht der Titel aus den vielen Marvel-Helden und den Levels, die an die Comics angelehnt sind. Im Mehrspielermodus teilt man sich die Arbeit und es kommt deutlich mehr Spielspaß auf. Allerdings muss das Sofa für vier Spieler schon recht breit sein, denn gefuchtelt wird wie wild - wenn das mal nicht ins Auge geht!
71
Gamigo
Die geballte Superheldenpower macht ein paar Stunden wirklich Spaß. Die vielen verschiedenen Charaktere und das unverwüstliche Hack&Slay-Gameplay sorgen jedenfalls für genügend Motivation, auch wenn das Leveldesign eher öde ist. Trotz auflevelbaren Helden, Spezialkräften und Boss-Kämpfen fehlt es aber letztlich an Abwechslung und somit auch an Langzeitmotivation. Fans der X-Men Legends-Spiele machen mit Marvel Ultimate Alliance aber sicherlich nichts verkehrt, wer allerdings auch nur mit einem Superhelden gut leben kann, wird mit den entsprechende Filmumsetzungen zu Spider-Man oder Superman mehr Spaß haben.
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GameSpot
If you can get past the clumsy controls, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is a well-made and accessible action RPG. It captures the essence of the Marvel universe, an incredible feat considering the breadth of the source material, though there are just enough omissions to easily justify a sequel. Still, its control problems are fundamental, and they definitely get in the way of what is otherwise a really solid experience.
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Nintendo Life
Activision's efforts in bringing this title to the Wii and doing as good a job as they did deserve some praise, despite some poor gesture implementation. Marvel comics fans with Wii consoles should definitely buy this game and bask in the glow of nostalgia -- 'nuff said!
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Game Freaks 365
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance takes what’s good from X-Men Legends, adds in more Marvel characters and does nothing else. The story itself is rather short, so the bulk of your play may be spent online with other players to find it more enjoyable. Marvel's story mode is almost beatable in a single sitting if you can bare the tedious game play Marvel offers. Small story based missions that are character exclusive add a little more depth to Ultimate Alliance, yet they bring the same tedious gameplay to the table. This RPG is one of the more basic out there for players to sink their teeth into, yet it doesn’t do enough to warrant a $60 purchase for the Xbox 360. A rental will do you nicely, or consider picking it up on the current gen consoles once the price drops. It all looks the same between the PS2, Xbox, and 360 anyway.
70
Video Game Talk
Fans of multiplayer action-adventure RPGs and of the Marvel universe should be pleased with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. The sheer abundance of entertaining four-member teams that can be assembled is a blast on its own. Combined with great static gameplay and in-depth upgradeability, this deep incarnation from the creators of X-Men Legends is well worth a look. Though the motion controls are a bit strained and ill-conceived on the Wii, that hurdle can be easily crossed without any frustration and shouldn't be a deterrent. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance deserves a meaty Recommendation.
70
Game Chronicles
Most of the enhancements in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance are about quantity and your ability and freedom to choose how to play and who to play with. Gameplay hasn’t really evolved that much from the super-hero games we were playing last year, even with the potential of the innovative Wii remote, but the presentation sure has. So, if you love comics, super-heroes, or just want to experience a fun and challenging action-RPG, Ultimate Alliance delivers the goods. Sure, the levels and even the gameplay get a bit repetitive (and painful) at times, but there is always great action and the potential to share that action with your friends.
70
eToychest
If you have the option to invest in one of the other versions, that’s the best route to take. The “novel” controls on the Wii are more gimmicky than fun in this particular title, and absolutely nothing else in the game makes up for the lackluster presentation. There have already been a few titles—such as Madden and Call of Duty—that prove Nintendo’s new plan is a viable one, but Marvel: Ultimate Alliance simply isn’t up to snuff.
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Gamers.at
Als Fan der Marvel-Comics waren meine Erwartungen natürlich groß, besonders die in verschiedenen Videos demonstrierte Wii-Steuerung sorgte für reges Interesse an diesem Spiel. Allerdings sind die Wii-Steuerungsmöglichkeiten stark begrenzt und auch die grafische Leistung liegt weit hinter den Erwartungen zurück, was insofern schade ist, da Activision mit Marvel Ultimate Alliance sicherlich ein interessantes Wii-Spiel entwickeln hätte können. Mehr als unterdurchschnittliche Standardkost kann also nicht geboten werden, weswegen dieses Actionspiel wohl nur für Fans des Marvel-Universums zu empfehlen ist.
67
Game Revolution
Although Marvel: Ultimate Alliance does not change the superhero formula set by X-Men Legends, it does capitalize on it—really working to instill personality in every aspect of the game, from the superheroes’ biographies, to their powers, to the teams, to the neat and varied boss battles. A must for Marvel fans, a good buy for everyone else, Ultimate Alliance is an epic in an old package, kind of like those massy boxes of comics you have hidden away in your attic, gathering ebay value like dust.
65
NGamer
There isn't anything else like it on the Wii, so it should please anyone looking for a multiplayer action game. However, it can get repetitive over time and the level design feels uninspired.
65
IGN
When it comes to Marvel: Ultimate Alliance for Wii, the real question is exactly how does this game stand up to both current/next generation titles. While it’s definitely a step up from current generation, Ultimate Alliance doesn’t hold up against its next gen. counterparts, and that’s a bit disheartening. The big gamble lies in the controller, and in the end we’d honestly prefer a game like this using very minimal motion control in favor of more accuracy and dependability. [...] The most impressive part of the Marvel universe is its beautiful style and amazing art direction, and if you really want to enjoy the hybrid of living comics and action RPG gameplay, you have to play Ultimate Alliance on either 360 or PS3. As a mindless multiplayer adventure the Wii version does a fine job, but if you’re truly looking to find the superior next gen version of Ultimate Alliance, you’re going to have to go elsewhere.
60
Eurogamer.de
Marvel Ultimate Alliance ist auf Wii leider die schwächste aller Versionen des Spieles. Das liegt zum einen an der nur ansatzweise gelungenen Wiimote/Nunchuk-Steuerung, bei der leider zu häufig chaotische Schüttel-Arien überwiegen und dem Gameplay kaum neue Perspektiven aufzeigen. Zum anderen muss der fehlende Online-Modus (mal wieder) als Negativpunkt erwähnt werden, der die Multiplayerkomponente deutlich abwertet. Sehr schade, war es doch mitunter das Beste am Titel. Wer darüber hinweg sehen kann, erhält aber auch bei der Wii-Fassung ein über weite Strecken recht unterhaltsames Superheldenspiel mit abwechslungsreichem, wenn auch sehr linearem Spielgeschehen. Dutzende Superschurken, Superhelden, übernatürliche Fertigkeiten ohne Ende und ein solider Comic-Look. Nicht mehr, nicht weniger....
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videogamer.com
If you're a fan of the X-Men Legends games that have appeared over the last few years you'll know what to expect from Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, but on the Wii the simple formula has been tinkered with to the detriment of the game. The new gesture controls simply don't work well enough, and in a game that promotes button bashing the constant use of the Wii-mote is more than a little tedious. Ultimate Alliance is one of the best dungeon crawlers of the year, but don't look to the Wii version for that experience.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Sans surprise, Marvel : Ultimate Alliance copie/colle ce qui avait été fait avec X-Men Legends : même style graphique, même système de jeu, même construction. Les nouveautés apportées à la version Wii sont minimalistes et une fois encore le syndrome du portage basique fait fureur. Du coup, la jouabilité en prend un sacré coup dans l'aile et ne réussit jamais à se mettre au niveau de celle des autres versions. Cela dit, le plaisir d'incarner une tripotée de super-héros dans un jeu encore plus furieux que ses modèles pourra l'emporter sur les déceptions émaillant la découverte du soft.
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Digital Press - Classic Video Games
It's wonderful to see a port receive attention to the controller instead of haphazardly tossing the game out there. It's enough to raise the Wii version a step above from the expectations, but it can't be ignored that the core game is mediocre at best. Ultimate Alliance is a dream set up for comic book followers. Everyone else will simply want to play the game without the computer assistance.
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Gamer.nl
De Wii-versie van Marvel Ultimate Alliance stelt teleur, vooral door het ontbreken van een online modus en het slordige gebruik van de controller. Aanvallen lukt wel door op de A-knop te rammen, maar het is zeker en vast niet de bedoeling om een Wii-spel op die manier te moeten spelen. Ook grafisch weet het spel niet het onderste uit de kan te halen, wat erg jammer is. Toch is Ultimate Alliance nog steeds een interessante titel voor mensen die een passie voor superhelden hebben. Er is een erg leuke en uitgebreide verhaallijn terug te vinden die liefhebbers hun hartje sneller zal kunnen doen kloppen. Verder maakt Raven Software goed gebruik van de licentie waardoor alle personages en omgevingen er waarheidsgetrouw uitzien.
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Worth Playing
The Xbox 360 version of MUA is superior to pretty much every other version. If you have that system, skip this version and get that one. Everyone else, rent before plunking down the cash. Even so, said rental money may be a waste. This game is the absolute antithesis of what you should get to show off the power or the playability of the Wii.
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FZ
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance är ett sämre spel till Wii än de till övriga konsolerna och anledningen är enkel - den har inte fått den tid och kraft som behövs. Onlineläget saknas helt, grafiken lämnar en del att önska och kontrollsystemet är i sina värsta stunder väldigt frustrerande. Då hjälper det inte att det i grunden är en intressant titel som glänser med en fullspäckad rollista, småintressanta rollspelselement och co-op. Nej detta är ännu ett bevis för att det inte bara går att porta ett spel till Wii i en handvändning och tro att det ska bli bra. Ett spel måste skräddarsys till Wii på ett helt annat sätt än vad som är fallet med övriga maskiner och för Nintendos nykomlings skull hoppas jag att Raven och andra utvecklare inser det illa kvickt, annars riskerar bättre titlar än Marvel: Ultimate Alliance att gå till spillo.